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Injured Worker denied Worker’s comp

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Update 7

11 hours ago

I would like to update this since not all are on Facebook. Today I accepted a full time position at my PRN hospital job. I am very happy. The best part of it : I will be able to add us all on my insurance in 90 days. I also will be able to go back to my part time job on my days off. This means a lot to us. Everyone needs insurance especially with two teens.

Randy still has not heard anything from the lawsuit against Workers Comp. I guess that could be a good thing. Hopefully in the next 2 months. The struggle here is real but all we can do is hope and pray. I told Randy that my wish has come true. Now it’s his turn. Please continue to pray because I know it helps!!! PERSONALLY!!! Thank you all!

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Congratulations! That sounds like a big blessing! Thank you for sharing your good news!

Continue to expect and rely upon all good things coming. Help Randy set up a blog.

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A social media strategy is imperative in surviving workcomp. The recent ProPublica and NPR investigative reports, about the state of Workers’ Compensation in America, and the Secretary of Labor quotes seem to have the WC industry in another tizzy.

READ IT. USE IT. CHECK OUT THE LINKS, TOO.

U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers https://www.propublica.org/article/us-labor-department-states-are-failing-injured-workers

INSULT TO INJURY: AMERICA’S VANISHING WORKER PROTECTIONS Labor Report Urges Study Of A Federal Role In State Workers’ Comp Laws

Remember Remember… WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW… and for that, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE! PS #DodgeTheRads

Linda Ayres
6 days ago

Don’t delete any of it…. until you have a signed and Court approved fair and reasonable settlement. Start a blog.

Do a google search, “What’s YOUR Work Comp Story” … you’ll see you are truly not alone…. and it is just one fight…. FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS.

Just today an industry expert wrote this to me….. read it carefully…. it will help you and yours understand exactly what you and all American Workers are up against…. .

“Linda while you are obviously well intentioned, your perspective is distorted. The vast majority of workers comp patients are treated fairly and well. A few are not. Your efforts and PP’s denigrate and insult the hard work and diligence of many very good people in the workers comp industry.”

It was in response to an invitation to the ‘expert’ to guest blog on the topics of inciting mediation and settlements. The “PP” reference is to the investigative reports of ProPublica and NPR in 2015: INSULT TO INJURY: The Demolition of Workers Compensation Here Here!

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U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers by Michael Grabell ProPublica, SHARE SHARE SHARE

U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers

by Michael Grabell ProPublica, Oct. 5, 2016, 6:01 a.m.

A U.S. Department of Labor report released today details the bleak fate facing the nation’s injured workers, noting that those hurt on the job are at “great risk of falling into poverty” because state workers’ compensation systems are failing to provide them with adequate benefits.

The report lays the groundwork for renewed federal oversight of state workers’ comp programs, providing a detailed history of the government’s past efforts to step in when states fell short. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in a statement Tuesday night that he was drafting legislation “to address many of the troubling findings laid out in this report” and hoped to advance it in the next Congress.

The 43-page report was prompted by a letter last fall from 10 prominent lawmakers, including Brown, urging more action to protect injured workers following a ProPublica and NPR series on workers’ comp. The stories found that since 2003, more than 30 states had changed their laws, causing some workers to lose their homes, or be denied surgeries or prosthetic devices their doctors recommended.

The Labor Department’s conclusions echo ProPublica and NPR’s findings that states have decreased benefits, created hurdles to medical care, raised the burden of proof to qualify for help and shifted costs to public programs, such as Social Security Disability Insurance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the Labor Department, made similar findings last year. But Wednesday’s report underscores the prominence of the issue, as departmental investigations are typically reserved for White House priorities, such as increasing the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid family leave.

The report provides a roadmap of potential actions, but stops short of new policy recommendations in what appears to be a tacit nod to the fact that President Obama’s term is waning and substantial changes must wait for another administration. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who was shortlisted as a potential vice presidential candidate, is expected to hold a top job if Hillary Clinton wins the election next month.

“With this report, we’re sounding an alarm bell,” Perez said in an interview Tuesday. “A critical part of the safety net is being both attacked and eroded in no small measure because there are no federal minimum standards for workers’ compensation.”

“I hope that Congress will step up,” he added. “We have to fix this system.”

Workers’ comp dates back more than century, with each state having its own system of benefits, insurance rules and courts. Typically, when a worker is injured, employers pay their medical bills, a portion of their lost wages and compensation for any permanent disabilities. In exchange for prompt and certain benefits, workers are barred from suing their employers.

But as ProPublica and NPR found, the benefits can vary drastically, with compensation for an amputated arm ranging from $45,000 to $740,000, even in neighboring states.

The Labor Department report details how states have changed their laws largely in an effort to reduce business costs as they compete for new corporate headquarters, factories and warehouses 2014 a trend the report calls a “race to the bottom.”

It calls for policymakers to explore how to prevent the costs of workplace injuries and illnesses from being transferred to public programs, how to increase the sharing of injury data between insurers and public health researchers, and how to develop programs that help disabled workers return to the job.

Most significantly, it floats the idea of increasing federal oversight of state workers’ comp programs, which could include the appointment of a national commission, federal tracking of state laws and the establishment of minimum standards and penalties if states fail to meet them.

A presidential commission in 1972 came up with 19 guidelines for states to improve their workers’ comp systems and recommended that Congress mandate them if states didn’t act. Many states did, but as political winds shifted in the early 1980s, the threat of federal intervention passed.

The suggestion of increased federal involvement has set off alarm bells in the insurance and employer communities.

“Federal requirements imposed on a national basis would be inconsistent with the state workers’ compensation system, which has been in place for more than 100 years without federal oversight,” wrote Douglas Holmes in a recent blog post. Holmes is president of UWC, a business lobby group focused on unemployment and workers’ comp.

But in its report, the Labor Department notes that as far back as 1939, the agency considered setting guiding principles for workers’ comp as part of its mission. President Harry Truman spoke of promoting standards for state programs while President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s labor secretary sponsored the drafting of model workers’ comp laws.

Such involvement continued through the Ford and Carter administrations but was curtailed during the Reagan era. The Labor Department continued to track states’ compliance with the 1972 commission guidelines until 2004, when budget cuts ended the program.

Courts and lawmakers in several states have moved to restore workers’ comp protections since the ProPublica and NPR series published in 2015. Top courts in Florida and Oklahoma have overturned a number of business-friendly reforms highlighted in the series, including a two-year cap on wage benefits and a provision that allowed Oklahoma businesses to opt out of workers’ comp and write their own plans to care for injured employees. This summer, New Mexico’s Supreme Court granted farmworkers the right to workers’ comp for the first time in 100 years.

In California, the governor last week signed a bill that will reduce the roadblocks for workers to get medical care. And the state’s workers’ comp bureau is in the final stages of writing a new regulation that would allow more severely injured workers to qualify for home health care.

Last year, ProPublica profiled workers who had their home health aides taken away after a new law allowed insurance companies to reevaluate cases based on a more restrictive regulation.

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REBLOG IT!   Remember remember:  “Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotect in the War On Workers.”  Tell your friends and neighbors; Congress already knows!

Read the October 20, 2015 letter from federal lawmakers to dol here.

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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW   #DodgeTheRads – Be ITK about Your Radiation This Week

 

 

Let’s Update the Workers Compensation National Discussion Propaganda blitz – shall we? What can YOU add to it?


Let’s Update the Workers Compensation National Discussion Propaganda blitz – shall we? What can YOU add to it?

Let’s Add these Videos, Vlogs and Blogs to the American National Discussion on Workers Compensation. Let’s join forces with our allies in Canada, UK and Australia. OH, THE PLACES WE WILL GO..

LISTEN UP: NPR SPECIAL SERIES
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Vlogs – Injured Workers and Others

PS If you’re in the Sedgwick Institute – LinkedIn group, they un-joined me after weeks of shunning – after submitting the questionnaire What’s Your Work Comp Story for their consideration and input. Maybe share these videos with them? Ditto re WorkComp Central.

We apparently are feuding after DePaolo’s disinformation attack teams, including other #WorkCompsters. I hope he apologizes soon and leads the way for a national forum that includes the voices of Injured Workers. Till then, #BoyCottCompLaude2016. YOU KNOW WHY;

Continue to connect with people of goodwill and forge links of greater gooodwill. If you are duped, move on. Some people are professional liars.

DodgeTheRads and Have a Nice Day.

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

#OccupyVirtually #DodgeTheRads #OccupyWorkComp

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Let’s Update the Workers Compensation National Discussion Propaganda blitz – shall we? What can YOU add to it?

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Let’s Update the Workers Compensation National Discussion Propaganda blitz – shall we? What can YOU add to it?

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LISTEN UP:   NPR SPECIAL SERIES

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Let’s Add these Videos, Vlogs and Blogs to the American National Discussion on Workers Compensation.  Let’s join forces with our allies in Canada, UK and Australia.  OH, THE PLACES WE WILL GO….

Vlogs – Injured Workers and Others

 

READ ON for more SERIOUS SERIES!

Injured and Insulted? If you haven’t read these articles – you don’t know nuthin about WorkComp in America!

“So who’s committing all this fraud?”and causing such harm to Injured and Disabled Workers around the world?  If you know them, NAME THEM.

TO REMAIN SILENT IS TO BE COMPLICIT IN THESE CRIMES.

“Distrust Government”  DePaolo’s World – Thoughts and Impressions on worker’s compensations and life!

Forgitabout the fact checks??  Just do your job?!!

Ask about YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK while your thinking.

See the series, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS 

See more MAY NATIONAL WORKERS COMPENSATION DISCUSSION disparagement developments.

#OccupyWorkComp  #OccupyVirtually #DodgeTheRads and Remember Remember:

“INJURED WORKERS WITHOUT BLOGS AND DATABASE ARE UNARMED AND UNPROTECTED IN THE WarOnWorkers!  #WoW!  SEND IN THE NATIONAL GUARD!”   

STOP THE RADIATION VENTINGS!

FREE THE WORK COMP HOSTAGES — START THE TRIALS

TOGETHER WE CAN FIGHT THE HYPER-CORRUPTION AND WE CAN WIN! BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG!

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Injured Worker Threatens Freed Injured Worker with Legal Action for Inviting Other Injured Workers to tell their story? Whaaaaat?!! Makes Sense?

“WITHOUT A BLOG AND A DATABASE INJURED WORKERS ARE UNARMED AND UNPROTECTED IN THE WAR ON WORKERS.”   #OccupyWorkComp  #OccupyVirtually  #DodgeTheRads
Some stupid troll just threatened me with legal action for inviting you to share your WorkComp story. Really? No kidding. It was backed up by one of the ‘team members’…
PS These are injured workers, not industry people, unless…. :/
IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO LEARN
Remember the 25 Rules of Disinformation and the 8 Traits of Disinformationists. Google it if you forgot. THEY OFTEN WORK IN TEAMS.
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Can’t fix stupid so don’t waste your time trying.
Here’s the link again…. share or do not share, it’s your call.

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

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If you prefer sharing with professionals that are funded and staffed, see below for link to ProPublica ongoing Workers Compensation investigative reporting.  Tell Michael and friends that “WorkCompLinda sent me!  You cool?”

[Draw your own conclusions and keep copies of everything you share and if you don’t have your own blog yet, let’s get right to it.]

Watch out for those pretending to give a hoot about you and your story…. if they can offer no suggestions for actions, that should be a red flag to you. If they discourage you at every step you take, that should be a red flag to you.
Even in some injured worker group I have seen people try to discourage people from taking action, complaining that nothing has worked for them over the years. Perhaps it’s a content and strategy issue?
If they destroy every opportunity to incite communications and change, THAT SHOULD BE BELLS AND WHISTLES AND A RED FLAG TO YOU.
Beware of people ‘out there’ and ‘in here’ who will attempt to discourage you from saving your own life and finding way to get out of the system.
If it talks like a troll, acts like a troll..it’s probably A TROLL.
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Some are so full of themselves, that they knowingly destroy open communications with, for example, the Investigative Journalists of ProPublica and NPR, as well as TV investigative journalists.
Sadly, I included a such few people in some private LinkedIn threads with such reporters in hopes of forging links of further communications.
Study this, and discuss the entire series in your groups and at your places of worship:

Insult To Injury:  The Demolition of Workers Compensation  –

ProPublica is still accepting stories…  here’s the link again…  Share YOUR STORY ON YOUR BLOG, TOO!

https://www.propublica.org/getinvolved/item/help-propublica-investigate-workers-comp

 HELP PROPUBLICA INVESTIGATE THEN BLOG BLOG BLOG
Those certain initially referenced  individuals destroyed the opportunity for meaningful interaction with those professionals AGAIN with insane rants, totally off topic, and concluded with saying they were going to seek legal action against me for inviting people to share their workcomp story with me without having provided a complete business plan on how I would be able to sort the stories, get them rendered anonymous, edited, published and shared around the globe.
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Not all stories submitted would make the cut, but as previously stated, all stories are being prayerfully and conscientiously considered while I seek experts to help put a book together. .
In light of these current threats — the eBook goes on the back burner till I feel like dealing with it again. WorkComp strugles are for the long haul… if you have shared your story with WorkCompLinda, be assured, it is safe. If you haven’t and want to, take a break and answer the questions.
The questions are to guide the story and like one of the ProPublica Reporters said on a podcast… it’s a real drag to do injured workers stories because they go on and on and on and make little sense. Part of that is surely consequences of being a POW and some Stockholm Syndrome.
It, however, IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO INCREASING COMMUNITY AWARENESS.
Only a troll would make such threats and use a professional thread to disparage me, in my humble opinion, and send private messages about how cool it is when industry bloggers demean and disparage injured workers…yet they speak the truth on some other things.
[Refer back to the 25 Rules of Disinformation and the 8 Traits of Disinformationists.]
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Only a troll member would back it up, and make all injured workers look like drug addicted incoherent idiots. Can’t fix stupid, truly you cannot.
The funniest part is, their submitted stories made as little sense as their destructive off-topic rants on the threads.
So, my story is already out there,and because of that, in part, the parties in my case “reached resolution subject to a confidentiality agreement”
Anybody interested in Freedom and actions to take toward a similar outcome, I will help if I can help.
Let me know when you set up your blog, and we’ll go from there. I can show you how to tell your own story on your own blog, and you don’t have to ask anybody for permission to do this or that.
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TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE. BE YOUR OWN HERO. TRUST NO ONE. THIS IS A WAR ON WORKERS.
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER.
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It’s a loss for all of us, and I take full responsibility for having not have the good sense to leave them out of the conversations.
I truly believed they had Injured Worker’s interests at heart, and some people, sadly, are just too damaged by the system, or they are simply paid trolls. It doesn’t really matter which they are—their results are the same.
I was mistaken about DePaolo and CompLaude Awards, too.
PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.  #BoycottCompLaude 2016!
The situations are self-correcting now.
On the brighter side, the parties involved in the thread attack must have forgotten the audience of the threads, so now they are widely known by a small group of investigative reports as another ‘crazed attacker’ of yours truly. Funny how karma works, huh? Give ’em enough rope and they….
“WITHOUT A BLOG AND A DATABASE INJURED WORKERS ARE UNARMED AND
UNPROTECTED IN THE WAR ON WORKERS.”
The internet is full of trolls. Some are smart, some are not so smart. They all have one objective and that is to destroy constructive threads, discourage real change, and to WASTE YOUR TIME.
So, stay alert… and DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS…
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Here’s an old blog I did after some persistent attacks from some Pro-Nuker Trolls… you may find it of interest…or not. https://askaboutnukertrollsnow.wordpress.com/
It has been brought to my attention that many of you do not know about troll activities on social media. It’s real. Remember where you are when you are on FB…. Mark is not your pal, either.
Remember Remember…
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – Carry on – SURVIVE!
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